Gliders are an often overlooked piece of Fortnite cosmetics due to Outfits making up the majority of the playspace, but many are more than worth their price.
Fortnite cosmetics come in all shapes and sizes with a gigantic collection of Outfits, Gliders, Back-Blings, Wraps, and more. While we love a hefty amount of these items, the best of best deserve special mentions.
In order to draw attention to and give credit, we’ve decided to put together our top 5 gliders & Victory Royale umbrellas. These are our opinions and so your own choices may very wildly from ours. Many of the choices come from the pricier end of Item Shop spectrum.
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5. Deep Space Lander – Epic – 1200 V-Bucks
Space. The final frontier for humanity to explore and conquer will never stop intriguing the explorer within us all. The design for the Deep Space Lander creates a great replica of the classic space shuttles of the 2000s. It’s a shame that the costs of the shuttles were too much for their continuation in real life. All the same, we love to see scientific achievement represented in our favorite Battle Royale experience.
4. Viceroy Mark I – Epic – 1200 V-Bucks
Call us old (really old) fashioned, but there’s something about the Viceroy Mark I that just says “classy.” If you want to roll up to a hot drop in style, you’re not going to find a better option. With that said, we realize that the vintage design may not be for everyone. The Glider doesn’t have the same level of detail as the later choices, but still delivers a convincing appearance. It’s shame that the back trunk doesn’t come with free loot though.
3. Arcana – Epic – 1200 V-Bucks/Free
The Arcana Glider takes our third spot for a combination of reasons. It delivers visual fidelity along with being directly linked to the Rift lore of the Fortnite universe. In addition to this, we felt we should remember a time when Epic did fanfare just right. As an apology for players missing the Unvaulting event due to server issues, Epic gifted the Arcana to anyone who queued for the event’s lobby. That’s 1200 V-Bucks of free value for millions of players when they could’ve just given out nothing at all.
2. Frostwing/Lavawing – Legendary – 1500 V-Bucks
Epic has released several versions of the Dragon Glider including the Lavawing and Frostwing. Again, like with the Falcon, the detail of each Glider makes us marvel. Fortnite tends to keep graphics fairly simple in order to ensure best possible performance, but they somehow managed to pack tiny details & a really awesome particle frost/fire breath into this package. For those wondering, the Lavawing was part of a ‘real money’ purchase bundle that was available for a limited time.
1. Falcon – Legendary – 1500 V-Bucks
The Falcon Glider needed to be included due to the incredible art design and intricate details. Yes, for those cynical critics, it’s just a bird. However, Epic’s art team truly outdid themselves with this one. Beautiful contrast between the striking blue and white feathers creates a stunning visual effect. We also enjoy the nice touch of having the avian predator carry a sword in its talons. We are a bit skeptical about spending 15 dollars for a Glider, but we’d argue that the Falcon covers that price tag well.
What Fortnite Gliders are your favorites? We’d love to know your thoughts on our list and your own picks, so feel free to post them in the comments below. Gliders may not the centerpiece of cosmetics, but Epic has still certainly managed to create several which make an impact of the game and community.